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From Mumbai India To Hollywood, Talented Actor Harsh Garg

Actors are amazing!! And Harsh Garg, the actor from Mumbai, India is most certainly one of those awesome creatures. He has been acting only a short time but already has 45 short films. plus some musicals and stage plays under his belt and a choice role in an upcoming independent feature film in his sights. He is not just simply an actor, he and his whole persona is a superb instrument that gets to the core of who the character is and what his motivations are. He is on the same trajectory as some very famous actors before him: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Al Pacino, and Leonardo DiCaprio among others of that ilk who have taken acting to another very high level and made the films realistic and their characters much more than three dimensional. Their characters, including the ones that Harsh performs, come alive.

Whether it’s the method acting technique or another dramatic approach to his performances, Harsh uses it to full advantage when he steps onto a set or a stage. For the movie FED, he ate raw meat so he could actually be as close to a cannibal without actually becoming one. Since he played the role of the antagonist, Martin, he also transformed himself and his view of life from a cannibal and psychopath’s point of view by staying in his room; that is, cutting himself off from humanity for several days with no water or food. He came out of that experience with a viable way of getting in touch with a very bad person, to put it lightly. He also credits the excellent makeup person, Missy Andria, whose creative work fashioned a face that even a mother couldn’t like. It was an homage to the Leatherface character in the famous film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
An actor’s life is a lot of fun and a lot of hard work.

It is also a life filled with rejections, which can be very demoralizing. Harsh knows about the fun and the hard work and he went through a great deal of rejection when he tried to find acting jobs in Bollywood (Mumbai). They make tons of films every year and he feels that he got his share of rejections but since he had made up his mind to make acting his profession, rejections just made him try harder. As soon as he turned 18, he moved to Paris and earned a BFA in Stage Acting from the world renowned Cours Florent, Paris.  After acting in several plays there he moved on to attend a 1-year Conservatory course in Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles. After receiving his diploma, there was no stopping him; he dove in and the work keeps coming.

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